Department for Education Register of External Experts

Department for Education Register of External Experts

To provide advice to the DfE when the DfE’s need for advice arises (External Experts). The DfE intend to initially award the RoEE to a maximum of 200 External Experts. 

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2018/S 207-472865

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Secretary of State for Education
Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8450194170
E-mail: sourcing.help@education.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2476823675
NUTS code: UKI

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://education.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://education.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Register of External Experts

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Secretary of State for Education (Contracting Authority) acting through the Department for Education (DfE) is inviting bids from individuals and organisations to create a register (the Register of External Experts or RoEE) of individuals who have expertise and experience at a senior level in the education sector to provide advice to the DfE when the DfE’s need for advice arises (External Experts).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
Main site or place of performance:

UK, National

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Secretary of State for Education (Contracting Authority) acting through the Department for Education (DfE) is inviting bids from individuals and organisations to create a register (the Register of External Experts or RoEE) of individuals who have expertise and experience at a senior level in the education sector to provide advice to the DfE when the DfE’s need for advice arises (External Experts).

Bidders are invited to bid against a series of six broad areas or ‘categories’. Within those categories, individuals will be invited to confirm their ability to provide advice in a number of expertise/experience areas. Individuals will be expected to meet minimum mandatory requirements, and meet minimum thresholds of expertise/experience to be appointed to the RoEE.

The categories are as follows:

1) Safeguarding;

2) Counter extremism;

3) Free schools;

4) University technical colleges;

5) Curriculum;

6) General educationalist.

When allocating places on the RoEE, the DfE will aim to ensure that specialist categories (being the higher categories on the above list) are adequately covered, whilst encouraging applications from those with a broad range of experience and expertise across the eight Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) areas in England.

The DfE intend to initially award the RoEE to a maximum of 200 External Experts. Following the initial award of the RoEE, the DfE will review the coverage of the experience/expertise and/or regions. If the DfE finds experience/expertise and/or regions without adequate coverage, then it will re-open the RoEE to allow new applicants and previous applicants not appointed to the RoEE for those experience/expertise and/or regions to apply for a place on the RoEE in respect of those gaps. The DfE reserves the right to increase the total number External Experts appointed to the RoEE during any re-openings as required to ensure adequate coverage of all of the experience/expertise and/or regions requirements identified. Notification of a re-opening opportunity will be by way of an advert issued in Contracts Finder only (https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder). The advert will confirm the experience/expertise and/or Regions being sought.

Appointment to the RoEE does not guarantee the award of any work. Appointment to the RoEE allows External Experts to bid for specific work opportunities made available by the DfE.

This procurement is being conducted in accordance with Regulations 74 to 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, which applies to contracts such as those for education and training services. The procurement process has been developed in accordance with Regulations 74 to 77 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

The Framework will be for a 4 year period commencing 1.3.2019 until 28.2.2023 with no further optional extensions

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/03/2019
End: 28/02/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The deadline for completed ITT submissions is 16.11.2018 at 16:00 hours. Late submissions will not be accepted. Therefore, please commence your response in good time prior to the deadline date and time.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 16/11/2018
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/11/2018
Local time: 16:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court
Royal Court of Justices, The Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court
Royal Court of Justices, The Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point that information on the award of the contracts is communicated to suppliers. Unsuccessful suppliers shall be informed by the Contracting Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No. 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by the breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Contracting Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract is shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

High Court
Royal Court of Justices, The Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24/10/2018

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